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Part I: Antique Paperweights & Related Objects - 19th Century - From the Sam and Winifred Alschuler Collection
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Lot 1
Extremely rare, possibly unique, antique Clichy signed scattered millefiori white stardust carpet ground paperweight. A compact posy of four light pink and green rose canes centers the design, surrounded by eighteen, assorted, scattered complex canes, in shades of green, pink, blue, red, purple, and white, all nestled in a carpet of pristine white stardust canes. The arrangement, which includes a rare red, white, and light blue “C” signature cane, rests within a basket of alternating cobalt blue and white staves. No other Clichy design has been found in this configuration. George Kulles, author of four classic books on paperweights, and the appraiser of the Alschuler collection, states, “I am absolutely sure it is one of a kind. It is an outstanding weight.” This paperweight is well known: in 1978 it was exhibited by The Corning Museum of Glass as “one of the greatest paperweights in the world.” Of all the weights in the Alschulers’ collection, this was their favorite. Diameter 2 1/4".
From the Sam and Winifred Alschuler Collection
$22,000-$30,000

Current Bid:
$32,000
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Lot 2
Very rare antique Clichy white convolvulus latticinio basket paperweight. A trumpet-shaped, ribbed, white convolvulus, with rings of blue and pink around the rim, blooms on a curved green stem, as it overlaps a single dark green leaf, on a delicate, double-swirl, white latticinio basket. Unlike most of the Victorian paperweight flowers, the convolvulus was strictly a Clichy creation, except for one extremely rare example from the Saint Louis factory. Derived from the Latin convolvere, to roll together or roll up, the convolvulus is actually an interchangeable term for morning glory, with trumpet-shaped flowers and heart-shaped, spear-like leaves. There are twenty-three documented examples of this type of weight. Exhibited: Neenah, Wisconsin, The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, Rare Paperweights from a Private Collection, June 12–September 5, 1982, catalogue number 33. Diameter 2 3/4".
From the Sam and Winifred Alschuler Collection
$20,000-$30,000

Current Bid:
$27,000
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Lot 3
Very rare antique New England Glass Company sheaf of flowers and fruit on swirling latticinio paperweight. A pair of large, double clematis flowers, in blue and mauve, are bordered by two smaller red clematis flowers, two red cherries, a pair of blushing yellow apples, and a large white clematis bud, on a bed of fine-veined dark green leaves. The arrangement stretches across a double-swirl white latticinio ground. “These superb three-dimensional magnum beauties rank among the best of all paperweights produced by the New England Glass Company, and, in fact, the best produced by any glassworks. They made very few of these, and again, no duplicates exist. Their quality is such that they probably served as presentation pieces given to important personages.”—The Art of the Paperweight—The Boston & Sandwich and New England Glass Companies. (See L. H. Selman Ltd. Fall 1991 Mail Auction, lot 3) Diameter 3 11/16".
From the Sam and Winifred Alschuler Collection
$11,000-$15,000

Current Bid:
$10,000
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Lot 4
Extremely rare Baccarat trefoil millefiori garlands stardust carpet ground paperweight. An unusual red, white, and cobalt blue complex quatrefoil cane centers the design, surrounded by a pair of interlaced trefoil garlands, one of red and white bundled six-point star canes, and one of green and white arrowhead/star canes, on a dense white stardust carpet ground. The garlands loop around six, spaced, intricate, complex canes, which alternate between white, green, and red six-point star/cog/tube canes, and cobalt blue, green, white, and red star/leaf/trefoil/whorl canes. Exhibited: Corning, New York, The Corning Museum of Glass, Paperweights: “Flowers which clothe the meadows,” April 29–October 21, 1978, catalogue number 31. Diameter 3 1/8".
From the Sam and Winifred Alschuler Collection
$15,000-$25,000

Current Bid:
$24,000
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Lot 5
Rare antique Saint Louis flat floral bouquet paperweight. An unusual, large anemone-type flower centers the arrangement, with a cluster of six yellow rods, encircled by five notched pink petals, each accented with a pair of cobalt blue lines. It is surrounded by assorted lampwork and millefiori flowers, including four small clematis blossoms and two tulips, in shades of orange, blue, red, pink, and white, with buds, several slender green leaves, and gathered stems, over clear, star-cut ground. (See Identifying Antique Paperweights—Lampwork, plate 53) Diameter 3 1/16".
From the Sam and Winifred Alschuler Collection
$10,000-$15,000

Current Bid:
$11,000
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Lot 6
Extremely rare antique Pantin pink rose and bud paperweight. The dimensional, realistic flower has several layers of close, overlapping, light pink petals, around a yellow center. A green-sheathed pink bud sprouts close to the rose, which is surrounded by several leaves, in mixed shades of green, and a thick green stem, on opaque white ground. This paperweight was produced by the Pantin glassworks, a little-known Victorian glass factory, whose wares compared to Clichy in quality, and were noted for their three-dimensionality and realism. (See L. H. Selman Ltd. Fall 2001 Mail Auction, lot 5; L. H. Selman Ltd. Spring 1997 Mail Auction, lot 3) Diameter 2 11/16".
From the Sam and Winifred Alschuler Collection
$8000-$10,000

Current Bid:
$15,000
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